Recent CMS Releases Related to Telehealth and COVID-19

CMS released a preliminary report providing Medicaid and CHIP data on telehealth use during the COVID-19 public health emergency through June 30. It provides a snapshot of services delivered via telehealth to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries between March and June across various states and age groups, noting the significant increase in telehealth services compared to the same period last year.

CMS also released a supplement to its State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit to help states navigate telehealth service delivery and reimbursement. The supplement’s updated FAQs include resources states may consider for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), specifically financing flexibilities in response to the pandemic. Visit CMS’ COVID-19 page for additional resources.